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Biomass symposium set for Thursday, Oct. 24 in Freeport
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FREEPORT - Biomass as a cost-effective heat source is the topic for the Tri-State Heating with Biomass Symposium held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Student Conference Center, Building H at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road. The symposium, co-hosted by University of Illinois Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension, and Highland Community College, will provide regionally appropriate information on the issues and opportunities related to biomass heating. "Modern biomass systems are competitive with more expensive heating fuels such as fuel oil, LP gas, and electricity," said Jay Solomon, a U of I Extension educator, energy and environmental stewardship.